September2018

Baritone Igor Bakan makes a debut at the Hessiches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

September 13, 2018

Baritone Igor Bakan makes a house debut as Renato in Verdi’s un ballo in maschera at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on September 16th.  Additional Performances:  22, 28 September, 10, 28 October, and 6, 12 January 2019

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Dara Savinova takes the stage again at the Martina Franca Festival in Italy under the baton of Fabio Luisi!

July 27, 2018

Estonian mezzo-soprano Dara Savinova returns to stage at the Martina Franca Festival to sing Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo conducted by Fabio Luisi. The production is directed by Giorgio Sangati. Premiere: July 29.  Additional performances:  August 2 &4.

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Soprano Maria Nazarova makes her debut at the Salzburg Festival on July 27th in W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte!

July 24, 2018

The young Russian soprano Maria Nazarova, young star of the Vienna State Opera, will debut her first role at the Salzburg Festival, Papagena, in the new production of W.A. Mozart’s Magic Flute directed by Lydia Steier and conducted by Constantinos Carydis. Premiere: July 27th with additional performances July 31, August 4, 7, 15, 24, 30.

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On June 30, Soprano Bryony Dwyer debuts Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen at Bühnen Wuppertal!

June 29, 2018

Bryony Dwyer, currently a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, debuts the role of Micaela in a new production of Bizet’s Carmen at Bühnen Wuppertal. Conductor: Julia Jones Director: Candice Edmunds Additional performances: July 5, 7, 12, 15

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Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada makes her European Debut as Isabella at the Opera Royal de Versailles!

June 27, 2018

Azerbaijani mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada, currently completing her masters at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, debuts on June 29th at the Opera Royal de Versailles as Isabella in G. Rossini’s Italiana in Algiers, conducted by J.C. Spinosi with the Ensemble Matheus. Aytaj also begins an ensemble contract at Theater Dortmund for the 18/19 season.

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Tenor Sehoon Moon debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival!

June 21, 2018

South Korean tenor Sehoon Moon debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival in June as the Italian Singer in R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, and sings 9 performances through the end of the month.

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Soprano Rebecca Nelsen debuts Lulu in a House Debut at Oper Leipzig!

June 18, 2018

Rebecca Nelsen triumphs as Lulu in a new production of Alban Berg’s opera in a new staging by Lotte de Beer, conducted by Ulf Schirmer at Oper Leipig on June 16. Further performances: June 24 and July 1, 2018.

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Bass Jose Coca Loza debuts at the Whitsun Festival in Rossini’s Italiana in Algiers (Haly) on May 18th!

May 19, 2018

Bolivian bass Jose Coca Loza makes his debut on May 18th at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg as Haly in the Leiser and Caurier production of Rossini’s Italiana in Algiers conducted by JC Spinosi. This production will also be performed at the Salzburg Festival this summer.

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Soprano Sumi Hwang: Rave Reviews from the Viennese Press for her Debut at Theater an der Wien (Kammeroper)

May 15, 2018

Soprano Sumi Hwang debuted at TADW in the Vienna Kammeroper as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte directed by Ring Award Winner Valentin Schwarz and conducted by Stefan Vladar on May 15th. Additional performances: May 17, 19, 23, 25. 27 ”The magnificent soprano Sumi Hwang is the star of the evening. She sings the part of Fiordiligi with an ease that is difficult to match. It’s hard to believe that she appeared on stage at the premiere only as [...]

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